Teen LifeAbility - Two More Weeks Left!

Join us in helping teens with I/DD see all that they can achieve-- make a contribution for Teen LifeAbility by 4/30! Together we can reach our goal of raising the remaining $4,700 by the end of this month.

Top 10 Reasons why Teen LifeAbility Matters:

Teen LifeAbility will help area high schoolers with I/DD:

10. Enjoy relevant, interactive discussions 
9. Find role models they can relate to
8. Discover opportunities for self-realization
7. Build confidence 
6. Explore their own creativity
5. Form relationships with other high schoolers
4. Realize their own potential
3. Grow as leaders in schools and communities
2. Deliver their own truth and stories
1. Learn how to not feel invisible!
Guardianship & Alternatives Training

There can be a lot of questions when a person with I/DD officially becomes an adult. As a parent or legal guardian, you may be asking yourself...

• Are there more appropriate alternatives to guardianship?
• Should I apply for guardianship?
• What would be my responsibilities?
• What does it mean for my loved one with a disability?

The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties invites you to an informational class that addresses these topics and more.

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: The Arc - JCC&GC office, 13949 W Colfax Ave, Bldg 1, Suite 150, Lakewood, CO 80401

A step-by-step guide to completing the guardianship forms required by law will be provided.

Because space is limited, PLEASE REGISTER. You can also register by calling (303) 232-1338.
Life After High School Online Training Series Helps Young Adults Prepare for the Future with I/DD

Have questions about transition? Wondering what transition is? Is college a good choice for my student? Who can help my student find a job? How do we help students find what they want to do when they graduate? Life After High School Trainings can help!

Click here to view our Life After High School trainings online. JeffcoTAG is a redesigned website featuring a learning series that includes video vignettes, slide presentations, handouts, and web links to resources.

Opportunity for Feedback: DVR's Implementation of SB18-145

The Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is in the process of promulgating rule as required by SB18-145, which requires DVR to develop minimum provider qualifications for those who provide supported employment services to individuals with significant disabilities. The draft rule will be discussed at a public meeting on Tuesday, April 30, to gather additional stakeholder input. 
When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, 633 17th Street, Room 12A, Denver, CO 80203

Visitors please check in at the 2nd floor reception desk.

If you'd like to attend virtually, click here .

If you'd like to attend via Teleconference:
  • One tap mobile: +16699006833, 446269785#
  • Dial: (669) 900-6833
  • Meeting ID: 446 269 785

Information about previous Employment First Benefits Collaborative meetings related to this topic and held in partnership with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing can be found here.
If you have any comments, questions or require disability accommodations to participate, please notify Augusta Klimek at augusta.klimek@state.co.us

They understand there continues to be a great deal of interest and many questions about the implementation of SB18-145 and anticipate a subsequent meeting will be scheduled as well. Additional notice will be provided once that meeting is confirmed. 

Thank you for your engagement and input into this rule making. 
Good Friday

 The Arc will be closed on Friday, April 19 for Good Friday.
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